Explore the Top 4 Reasons You Should Study in Lebanon

By Study and Go Abroad Modified on October 08, 2022
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Discover why you should consider Lebanon as your study abroad destination.

 Explore the Top 4 Reasons to Study in Lebanon

Are you considering studying abroad? Studying outside of Canada is a great way to build your independence, explore the world, and learn about different cultures — all while earning an education! So, if you’re someone who craves adventure, appreciates diversity, enjoys new and exciting food, and isn’t afraid of a challenge, then studying abroad could be for you.

Now that you know you want to study abroad, you need to decide where you want to study. Embrace what the world has to offer, and study in Lebanon. You’ll find a mixture of European and Middle Eastern influences in Lebanon making it one of the most interesting countries to study in. Discover the top four reasons why you should consider studying in Lebanon.

1. Earn an international degree

Earning a degree while studying abroad is a great way to enhance your network and gain valuable skills. You’ll connect with professors and classmates from all over and build a professional network that you can utilize after graduation, earn an international degree which can impress employers, and develop skills such as independence, confidence, and adaptability.

2. Location, location, location

If you’re adventurous, like to be out in nature, and enjoy the city life, then Lebanon could be the country for you! You’ll get a bit of everything when you study in Lebanon: elegant cities, historic ruins, coastal beaches, vast mountains, beautiful valleys, and thick forests. You could choose to go swimming in the Mediterranean Sea, skiing down Mt. Lebanon (the tallest mountain in the Middle East), or feasting on delicious cuisine in Beirut.

Also, if you’re not a fan of Canada’s harsh, cold winters, then you’ll enjoy Lebanon’s climate. It’s known to have hot, dry summers and cool, mild winters if you’re close to the coast. But don’t worry if you’re an avid skier, it stills snows in Lebanon and you can enjoy one of the many ski resorts. If you’re close to the mountains, the summer is mild with snowy winters.

3. Discover a new culture

No matter where you go to study outside of your home country, you’re going to encounter some cultural, food, and social changes. But don’t worry — you’ll catch on quickly and develop your adaptation and flexibility skills in the process. Check out these facts to get a better idea of what you can expect:

  • Lebanon is the most religiously diverse country in the Middle East, with religions such as Islam and Christianity being the most prominent.
  • Hospitality plays a large role in the culture. It’s common to be invited to someone’s home for something to eat as hosting a guest is considered an honour. Coffee or tea are usually served, and you should never reject this offer as it can be seen as rude.
  • When greeting each other, take the time to talk with the other person. Ask about how the person and their family are doing.
  • Gifts represent friendship and are given at any time — not just for birthdays and special occasions.
  • Dining etiquette is more formal, so be sure to dress appropriately, be polite, and accept second helpings of food.
  • It’s common for people to ask lots of questions to get to know someone better.

4. Study in English and consider learning a new language

When studying abroad, some students worry about not knowing the local language. But, in Lebanon, you can study in English with an English-taught degree. While the national language is Arabic, many people also speak English or French, so you don’t have to worry about a language barrier. Plus, if you wanted to learn a new language, this is a great place to do so. Immersing yourself in a culture is one of the quickest ways of learning that language, but you also have people around you who speak English as well if you stumble.

So, if you’re wanting to combine your love of adventure with your passion to learn, then studying abroad in Lebanon may be for you!

At the time of writing this post, the Government of Canada has issued an advisory concerning this country. You’ll find further information on the Government of Canada Travel Advice and Advisories website. This article was written on October 4, 2022.

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